The Homeless Sims

Alice and Kev:

This is an experiment in playing a homeless family in The Sims 3. I created two Sims, moved them in to a place made to look like an abandoned park, removed all of their remaining money, and then attempted to help them survive without taking any job promotions or easy cash routes. It’s based on the old ‘poverty challenge’ idea from The Sims 2, but it turned out to be a lot more interesting with The Sims 3’s living neighborhood features.

(via Gerry Canavan)

  • McGee

    I’ve never played any type of Sims game in my life, but this alone has me tempted to buy Sims 3.

  • Cornjob

    Same here. Very tempted.

  • ksoprano

    Fantastic! Thanks for the link, Chris, I’m hooked.

  • lumpi

    This blog is a game marketer’s wet dream.

  • Wow! I played Sims 2 (I think) for a bit and didn’t like it. I think they made Sims 3 pretty neat.

    That’s a great blog and a really interesting idea. It also has “sociology master thesis” written all over it. Maybe a game theory/sociology thesis. Does that exist anywhere?

  • The irony is that people will feel sorry for homeless Sims, and don’t give a damn about homeless humans.

  • Mimi

    Thanks for sharing this blog, it is so interesting.

    Alice breaks my heart.